Monthly Archives: October 2017

Green Wheels Travel Scheme – Salford City Council

5th October, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Transport sustainability and air quality are high priorities for Salford, so Salford City Council has launched the Green Wheels Travel Scheme, with the aim of encouraging staff to play their part in tackling climate change and promoting sustainability, by making environmentally friendly travel choices when travelling to, from and during work. Climate Change – Green ...

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Recycling and renewable energy – Glasgow City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Work continues apace on the GRREC, which is due to begin operations next year.  It will take Glasgow from being one of the worst performing to one of the best local authorities in the country for diverting waste from landfill (with a 90% diversion rate).  It will save on 90,000 tonnes of carbon emissions every ...

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Wind Turbines – Glasgow City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Glasgow has worked with its partners in SSE to construct one of the largest on-shore wind turbines in Europe at Cathkin Braes – with all Council revenues from it already pledged to support the city’s affordable warmth ambitions.   Future City Glasgow has led the way with open data mapping which allows communities to see if ...

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Street Lighting – Glasgow City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Glasgow signed the first deal of its kind in the UK with the Green Investment Bank to replace 10,000 street lights. Work is being undertaken right now to replace 10,000 lanterns with energy efficient LED lights.  They’ll provide a 53% saving on current energy usage and help to deliver a further 3% savings on the ...

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Delivering on local renewables – Glasgow City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Glasgow has worked with its partners in SSE to construct one of the largest on-shore wind turbines in Europe at Cathkin Braes – with all Council revenues from it already pledged to support the city’s affordable warmth ambitions. Future City Glasgow has led the way with open data mapping which allows communities to see if ...

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Climate Ready Clyde – Glasgow City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

The Climate Ready Clyde vision for a city-region adapted to climate change was launched in November 2013. The other side of the carbon coin is local adaptation to the predicted and inevitable impacts of global climate change.  Glasgow is now at the forefront of action to manage excess surface water and flooding and to engage ...

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Energy and Carbon Master Plan – Glasgow City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Glasgow was one of the earliest UK signatories to several EU-wide pledges on climate change and has recently worked with other European partners to deliver an Energy and Carbon Masterplan.  This is a key framework for leading Glasgow through the transition to a low carbon economy and it is a major legacy of the city’s ...

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Plymouth Energy Community – Plymouth City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

The highly successful Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) is a perfect example of how the co-operative approach leads to real action on energy efficiency and sustainability at all levels in a local community.  In line with its co-operative ethos, Plymouth City Council (PCC) recognised the potential for a community organisation to play a key role in ...

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Big Switch and Save – Norwich City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Reducing energy use has important environmental, social and economic benefits and therefore, clearly contributes to Norwich City Council’s corporate priorities.  It will help meet national and international targets to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, one of the main contributors to climate change.  This work is also vital to improve the health of the local community, ...

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Norfolk Collective Purchase Solar Scheme – Norwich City Council

19th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

An innovative scheme offering guaranteed and competitively-priced solar panels via a council run reverse auction process.  The scheme takes all the complexity and uncertainty out of shopping for solar panels yourself.  Participants can be assured of a quality product, a quality installer and guarantees and quality assurance thereafter. Thousands of people across Norfolk have registered ...

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